On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1924

Historical Events

  • Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

Famous Birthdays

  • Althea Simmons, American human rights activist and chief lobbyist (NAACP), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1990)
  • Donald Richie, American-born author and (Japanese) film critic, born in Lima, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Patrick Sergeant, British investor and founder (Euromoney Publications)
1924 Highlights

About April 17, 1924

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries